Concordia University




Elaine Newman, PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Biology


Killam Research Fellow PhD (Radcliffe)

Research interests

  • Gene Expression and its regulation in
    E. coli
  • Lrp regulon - how E. coli regulates its metabolism
  • L-serine deaminase - one of E. coli's oddest enzymes- structure function studies- comparative enzymology
  • Promoter structure - what proteins visit our promoters and from where do they come?
  • Transcription start sites, lrp binding
  • Regulation of cell division in bacteria
  • Why does a deficiency in S-adenosylmethionine interrupt cell division- has anyone longer filaments than we do?
  • Development of a new antibiotic
  • Identify a new reaction in cell division, inhibit it, and find a new antibiotic
  • Using photosynthetic bacteria as a source of food
  • Fermenting used automobile tires. Automobile tires are piling up and polluting our environment- could we ferment them to useful products?

Teaching activities

Science College: Founder and life-time fellow of an undergraduate program for gifted students

Other interests

  • Publishing cheap books for children wherever needed
  • What happens to women in science
  • Chamber music
  • South Africa truth and reconciliation committee

You can send snail mail to:

Elaine Newman, Professor
Concordia University Biology Department
7141 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, QC., Canada, H4B 1R6

Telephone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3410
fax: (514) 933-9558

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